(1) A person (“the applicant”) may object to a company's registered name on the ground—
(a) that it is the same as a name associated with the applicant in which he has goodwill, or
(b) that it is sufficiently similar to such a name that its use in the United Kingdom would be likely to mislead by suggesting a connection between the company and the applicant.
(2) The objection must be made by application to a company names adjudicator (see section 70).
(3) The company concerned shall be the primary respondent to the application. Any of its members or directors may
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